PLease tell me some movies I HAVE to see

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  1. Ches Campbell

    Ches Campbell Stunt Coordinator

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    I consider myself a movie lover and I have seen many, but there are so many that I have never seen that I hear people talk about all them time. PLease list some movies I have to see in oder to consider myself a movie freak. Just list some of the best all time movies. Every time I go to to the movie store I can never seem to find anything, but that is becasue I have no idea what most of the movies are.

    SO all you movie buffs, help me out please.

    Later
     
  2. Dylan Davis

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    Suspira

    Memento

    Nightmare Before Christmas

    Contact

    Dylan
     
  3. Eric Thrall

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    Skipping the ones I assume pretty much everyone's already seen (Star Wars original trilogy, Raiders of the Lost ark, Goodfellas, etc.), off the top of my head (and avoiding repeated suggestions), I'd recommend:

    A Fish Called Wanda

    The Godfather I and II

    Almost Famous

    Double Indemnity

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    Lawrence of Arabia

    Casablanca

    The Princess Bride

    Silent Movies:

    Nosferatu (1922)

    City Lights

    The Kid Brother

    Sherlock Jr.
     
  4. CharlesD

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    Lawrence of Arabia
    Casablanca
    Citizen Kane
    Apocalypse Now
    Seve Samurai
    Goodfellas
    North By Northwest
    Brazil
     
  5. Rich Malloy

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    Limiting to those available on DVD:

    Silent:

    The Passion of Joan of Arc

    City Lights

    Nosferatu

    Les Vampires

    Early Talkie:

    The Blue Angel

    Vampyr

    International:

    Grand Illusion

    Seven Samurai

    I Know Where I'm Going!

    Golden Age:

    Wizard of Oz

    Casablanca

    His Girl Friday

    Sullivan's Travels

    Notorious

    Musical:

    Singing in the Rain

    The Sound of Music

    The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    Documentary/Cinema Verite:

    Nanook of the North

    Don't Look Back

    Gimme Shelter/Grey Gardens/Salesman (pick 'em)

    European Artfilm:

    L'Avventura

    8-1/2

    The Seventh Seal

    Ordet

    The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

    "American New Wave":

    Chinatown

    Taxi Driver

    Nashville

    I'm sure I missed a bunch of key titles, but hopefully someone will help fill in the blanks!
     
  6. Bruce Hedtke

    Bruce Hedtke Cinematographer

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    Georgia
    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
    12 Angry Men
    Belle Epoque
    A Walk In The Clouds
    Mean Streets
    A Boy and His Dog
    Bob Roberts
    The Player
    Dead Man Walking
    Heavenly Creatures
    The Seventh Seal
    Desperado
    Unforgiven
    and, any and every Zhang Yimou film you can get your hands on.
    Bruce
     
  7. Brad_W

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    American Psycho (unrated)

    Bad Lieutenant

    Bad Taste

    The Beyond

    Phenomena

    Dead Alive

    The Hellraiser series

    In The Mouth of Madness

    JFK

    The Last Temptation of Christ

    A Life Less Ordinary

    Lord of Illusions

    Mission To Mars

    Nightbreed

    Ninja Scroll

    Opera

    The Planet of the Apes (original)

    Prince of Egypt

    Princess Mononoke

    Samurai 1 - Musashi Miyamoto

    Samurai 2 - Duel at Ichijoji Temple

    Samurai 3 - Duel at Ganryu Island

    Sanjuro

    Yojimbo

    Sleepers

    The Time Machine

    The Wicker Man

    Just a couple of ideas.
     
  8. Rain

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    I've confined myself to those available on DVD (and ones that I in fact own):

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    Vertigo

    The General

    The Godfather

    The Godfather Part II

    The Best Years of Our Lives

    Gone With the Wind

    Casablanca

    The Philadelphia Story

    La Grande Illusion

    The Red Shoes

    Duck Soup

    Modern Times

    City Lights

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    A Clockwork Orange

    The Big Sleep

    The Maltese Falcon

    M

    Rear Window

    It Happened One Night

    The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

    The Searchers

    Red River

    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    Dumbo

    Annie Hall

    Manhattan

    The Manchurian Candidate

    Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

    Citizen Kane

    Sherlock Jr.

    Sabrina

    Seven Samurai

    Singin' in the Rain

    The Last Picture Show

    I could go on and on for days....
     
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    The Third Man is available as a fine Criterion dvd.
    I also recommend Universal's Dracula (1931) dvd which features the Lugosi version as well as a Spanish version that was filmed simultaneously.
    Also:
    Aguirre: The Wrath Of God
    Dawn of the Dead
    Paths of Glory
    Chicken Run [​IMG]
    Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould
    The Train
    I'll stop now! [​IMG] Happy movie-watching!
     
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    Badlands
    Rififi (Best Heist Movie)
    The Gold Rush
    Blood Simple
    Notorious
    Rear Window
    Vertigo
    Raging Bull
    Taxi Driver
    The French Connection I & II
    8 1/2
    Grand Illusion
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    Amores Perros
    American Movie
    Brazil
    The Godfather Trilogy
    Annie Hall
    Manhattan
    Deconstructing Harry
    Natural Born Killers
    you could go on forever, and I will:
    North by Northwest
    Nosferatu
    The Seventh Seal
    sex, lies and videotape
    Traffic
    Unbearable Lightness of Being
    ok thats enough [​IMG]
     
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    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    The Adventures of Robin Hood
     
  14. Ches Campbell

    Ches Campbell Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for al the ideas guys. I have been making a list of movies I have never seen that have gotten good reviews (by friends, critics, and y'all) and it is well over 100 movies and I know there are tons more. Makes me realize how behind I am. I looked for a lot of movies today at the video store, and most are not on DVD, which is the only video player I have. Oh well, I guess I'll have to get a VCR sooner or later and then I can watch some more.

    THe main movies I want to see right now are:

    Apocalypse Now

    Citizen Kane

    North by Northwest

    Goodfellas

    as of right now, the best movie I have seen is Memento. I knew nothing about it except my English Professor told me to rent it. I did and was blown away. I had never even heard of it before then. I don't even think the theaters in my town got it.

    Glad to see someone mention Contact. That is a good movie.

    My top ten so far are:

    1. Memento

    2. Usual Suspects

    3. The Matrix

    4. The Shawshank Redemption

    5. Braveheart

    6. Pulp Fiction

    7. Fight Club

    8. Silence of the Lambs

    9. Rear Window

    10.Gladiator

    I can't wait to see all of the one's y'all mentioned.

    Keep em comin.

    Later
     
  15. JonZ

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    I cant give you a very good list of the "classics".I dont care for a lot of them, but heres my list off the top of my head:
    2001 A Space Odyssey
    Apocalypse Now
    A Clockwork Orange
    Seven Samurai
    Ran
    Rashomon
    The Wild Bunch
    And Justice For All
    Untouchables
    Dr Strangelove
    Chinatown
    Jaws
    Full Metal Jacket
    The Godfather Trilogy
    Citizen Kane
    The Shining
    Blade Runner
    Star Wars Trilogy
    Goodfellas
    Raging Bull
    Last Temptation Of Christ
    Raiders Of The Lost Ark
    Vertigo
    Bugsy
    One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
    DragonSlayer
    Amadeus
    Robocop
    Silence Of THe Lmbs
    Big Lebowski
    Fargo
    Bound
    Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
    Gattaca
    Glory
    Memento
    Platoon
    Schindlers List
    Superman The Movie
    Pink Floyd The Wall
    Halloween
    John Carpenters The Thing
    Requiem For A Dream
    Malcolm X
    A Touch Of Evil
    Psycho
    Nixon
    Born On The Fourth Of July
    Drugstore Cowboy
    The Doors
    Excalibur
    JFK
    Pulp Fiction
    Jackie Brown
    Scarface
    Heat
    The War Zone
    A Simple Plan
    Alien
    Aliens
    Re-Animator
    Evil Dead 2 Dead By Dawn
    Jacobs Ladder
    Dead Man Walking
    Fight Club
    Saving PRivate Ryan
    The THin Red Line
    American History X
    People vs Larry Flynt
    Shawshank Redemption
    Dirty Harry
    Magnolia
    Boogie Nights
    Hard Eight
    Usual Suspects
    Scarface
    The Road Warrior
    Babe
    Monty Python & Holy Grail
    Monty Python & Maaning of Life
    The Rivers Edge
    Dances With Wolves
    The Good The Bad and The Ugly
    Toy Story & Sequel
    Exotica
    Ed Wood
    Hearts Of Darkness A Filmakers Apocalypse
    Die Hard
    Last Emperor
    Ghandi
    Breaking Away
    Taxi Driver
    Patton
    City Of Lost Children
    The Exorcist
    That should keep you busy for awhile. [​IMG]
    All of these films get my highest possible recommendation.
     
  16. Joseph Young

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    Again, taking a short page from my own collection:
    Brief Encounter (1945)-- Great tearjerker romance from David Lean. Understated, haunting and beautifully acted. I cannot recommend this enough.
    Notorious-- Great spy thriller, masterful direction and true suspense.
    The Last Temptation of Christ-- Great spiritual epic drama from Scorcese. Heartfelt, reverent, and beautiful.
    Castle of Calistrago-- Great Animated Feature, highly entertaining, not too schlocky or self-referential like a lot of current animated features. True adventure without the animal sidekick. 5/5 [​IMG]
    Untitled-- formerly known as Almost Famous : Take a great movie and make it even better? Yup.
    Memento -- Seen it ten times and I'm still not tired of the web it weaves. Amazing.
    Great Movies of the Hard-to-Watch variety, but these are considered controversial by people used to more conventional films :
    Naked (Mike Leigh).. takes a while for the shock of this brutal movie to ebb away, but once it does and you sit through this one, something comes out of the story that will astound you.
    Nil by Mouth Directed by Gary Oldman... solid, gripping, gritty and real.
    The War Zone Directed by Tim Roth. Difficult to watch, but very affecting and well played.
    Just a few recommendations. [​IMG]
    Cheers,
    Joseph
     
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    Hmmm, you are probably considering movies that are not major mainstream movies or those that are older classics since you say you are a film buff. How about movies like For A Few Dollars More which is erhaps one of the best westerns made. I also like films like The Colour Purple, Brigadoon, and Iron Monkey (the 1977 version).
     
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    Can't believe nobody mentioned Rushmore, always thought that was a "must see" type of movie.
     
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    If you havnt seen Run Lola Run, you´ve missed a great film!
     
  20. Marc Colella

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    Others that noone has mentioned:

    The Sweet Hereafter
    Trainspotting
    Shallow Grave
    Happiness
    Insomnia
    Welcome to the Dollhouse
    The Slums of Beverly Hills
    Out of Sight
    Before Sunrise
    Dazed and Confused
    The Five Senses
    Maelstrom
    The Ice Storm
    Jesus' Son
    Waking the Dead
    Killing Zoe
    The Limey
    The Red Violin
    Last Night
    What's Eating Gilbert Grape
    You Can Count On Me
    The Virgin Suicides
     

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